What do I need to look for when buying a used Droid? Tips?

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  1. coyote_5

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    I activated with Verizon in July to lock in unlimited data. At that time I bought a Pixi Plus off Amazon to get me through until the Bionic came out. Now I want to wait until more info about the Vigor and Prime come out and I'd like to buy a used phone (probably a TB) off ebay or craigslist as a stop gap.

    What do I need to look for or be wary of when buying used? This will be my first Android phone so I'm not familiar with them.
     
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    Not much to look for other than a clean ESN. If you want a quality device I would try swappa.com. Best community for buying android devices.
     
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    Cool thanks, I'll check that out. Is there a way for me to check if the ESN is clean, other than the seller telling me it is?